In Review: Innovation & Opportunity in Canada

The Honourable Navdeep Bains is the Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking for CIBC, responsible for strengthening all Capital Markets and Commercial Banking with a particular focus on Innovation, Sustainability, and Industrial sectors. He was one of the longest serving federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, where he introduced the most comprehensive innovation and skills plan for Canada in over three decades. On March 9, Navdeep invested an hour with our members in a Town Hall session, where he explored the inner workings of government, world issues and Canadian innovation with candor.

Navdeep illustrated there are many reasons to be optimistic that Canadian companies can grow and scale in Canada. He also offered tips for navigating the large world of government, and predictions for what businesses can expect from a policy perspective. Last but not least, we were left with Navdeep’s thoughts on how to establish strong leadership in a world that feels out-of-control.

For a full summary of Navdeep’s discussion with our members, please contact a member of the OG100 team.